Solskjaer Reveals The First Thing He Said To Rashford After Mourinho’s Sacking

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Manchester United bagged yet another win under interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, as they secured a 2-1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.

Paul Pogba’s opener from the spot got the Mancunians going, but it was Marcus Rashford’s brilliant goal that ended up being the decisive clincher at full-time.

The young Englishman pulled off a terrific skill at the edge of the box before hitting a lethal strike past Brighton goalkeeper David Button.

After the game, Solskjaer was full of praise for the 21-year-old, as he stated: “What a finish from Marcus, the way he finished it off. It is great working with him. That was his 150th game, I think he has scored more than a couple of the legends we have so he has a great future ahead of him.”

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The Norwegian further shed light on the advice he gave the youngster upon meeting him for the first time: “What I like the most is to get into their heads and find out what they are thinking. He is so calm and assured when he is finishing.

“That was the first thing I said to him when I met him. He had missed some chances and I said ‘no problem, you’ll be alright, just settle down a little bit’.”


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Ole also had only good things to say about his team post the win, as he added:

“Sometimes you make it hard work. I thought we played some great stuff at times. At the start of the second half we could have finished the game with great chances.

“But in any game of football you are never sure until it’s over. Last 20 minutes we were in trouble. They do dig deep. The boys showed against Tottenham and today that we don’t give up and there’s a great team spirit. You can’t always play fantasy football. At times we did and it’s a great three points.”